Angela Rayner

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Angela Rayner

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Rayner in 2019
Deputy Leader of the Opposition
Shadow First Secretary of State
Assumed office
9 April 2020
LeaderKeir Starmer
Preceded byEmily Thornberry
Deputy Leader of the Labour Party
Assumed office
4 April 2020
LeaderKeir Starmer
Preceded byTom Watson
Shadow Secretary of State for Education
In office
1 July 2016 – 5 April 2020
LeaderJeremy Corbyn
Sir Keir Starmer
Preceded byPat Glass
Succeeded byRebecca Long-Bailey
Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities
In office
27 June 2016 – 6 October 2016
LeaderJeremy Corbyn
Preceded byKate Green
Succeeded bySarah Champion
Shadow Minister of State for Pensions
In office
11 January 2016 – 1 July 2016
LeaderJeremy Corbyn
Preceded byNick Thomas-Symonds
Succeeded byAlex Cunningham
Member of Parliament
for Ashton-under-Lyne
Assumed office
7 May 2015
Preceded byDavid Heyes
Majority4,263 (11.1%)
Personal details
Born
Angela Bowen

(1980-03-28) 28 March 1980 (age 42)
Stockport, England
Political partyLabour
Spouse(s)
Mark Rayner (m. 2010)
Children3
Websitewww.angelarayner.co.uk

Angela Rayner (née Bowen; born 28 March 1980) is a British politician serving as Shadow First Secretary of State and Deputy Leader of the Opposition since 2020. A member of the Labour Party, she currently serves as its Deputy leader. She has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Ashton-under-Lyne since 2015.[1] She has served in the Shadow Cabinet of Jeremy Corbyn as Shadow Secretary of State for Education since 2016.

In January 2020, Rayner announced her candidacy for Labour Deputy Leader in the 2020 deputy leadership election, which she won.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ashton-under-Lyne". BBC News Online. Archived from the original on 11 May 2015.
  2. correspondent, Kate Proctor Political (2020-01-06). "'We must win or die': Angela Rayner stands for deputy Labour leader". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2020-01-06.